Bone and Joint health
Looking for more natural and comfortable ways to continue daily life activities is a global trend. Besides medical solutions with side effects concerning long term therapy, consumers are turning to natural health supplements as they offer greater health benefits. One of the best known natural ingredients for the bone and joint health is the collagen peptide, which is obtained from naturally derived collagen. As the most abundant protein in mammals, collagen protein makes up approximately 30% of the body’s protein. Through enzymatically breaking the collagen down into smaller peptides, collagen peptides are obtained that can be absorbed rapidly in the blood stream and act immediately. Collagen peptides help in terms of maintaining strong bones and healthy joints.
Collagen peptides strengthen your bones. A number of in vitro and in vivo studies have suggested that orally administered collagen peptides (10g over a period of 24 weeks) can have beneficial effects on bone metabolism. Collagen peptides stimulate osteoblast proliferation and collagen gene expression while inhibiting bone resorption by osteoclasts. The combination of the effects results in increased mineral density and physical strength of the bones. Several studies have indicated the positive effects of collagen peptides for elderly people with low mineral density, such as postmenopausal women. The effects on bone formation following the combined intake of collagen peptide and calcium in prepubertal children have also been proven.
Collagen peptides support healthy joints. Scientific research suggests that a daily oral intake of 10g collagen peptides can have positive effects on joints and alleviate pain, maintain mobility and minimize disability. Significant effects are seen in terms of activity related pain after 3 - 6 months of supplementation. In vitro studies have reported on the positive effect of orally administered Type I collagen peptides with molecular weight distribution of 2-10 kDa on the extracellular matrix synthesis of collagen, proteoglycan and elastin by chondrocytes in cartilage. This results in decreased cartilage tissue degeneration and ultimately in reduced pain and increased mobility. Fore more information on the scientific research, consult our brochure.